Linen FAQs:

Q: Is linen laborious to manufacture?

A: Yes, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

Q: Is linen a very popular wrap of pool/billiard cues?

A: Yes, and due to its absorption of sweat from hands.

Q: Is linen preferred to cotton for its strength?

A: Yes, and durability and archival integrity.

Q: Is linen created by heavy bleaching?

A: Yes.

Q: Was linen produced in the city which gained it the name Linenopolis?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen considerably more expensive to manufacture than cotton?

A: Yes.

Q: Was linen first produced?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen also used extensively by artisan bakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen relatively easy to take care of?

A: Yes, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency, and can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed.

Q: Is linen a very durable?

A: Yes, and strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry.

Q: Was linen used for mummification and for burial shrouds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen also mentioned in the Bible in Proverbs 31?

A: Yes, and a passage describing a noble wife.

Q: Was linen worn because of the extreme heat?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek λινόν?

A: Yes, This word history has given rise to a number of other terms in English, most notably line, from the use of a linen thread to determine a straight line.

Q: Was linen sometimes used as a form of currency in ancient Egypt?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen usually the only fabric support available in art shops?

A: Yes, in the UK both are freely available with cotton being cheaper.

Q: Is linen usually an expensive textile produced in relatively small quantities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen a bast fiber?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen also worn by angels in the Bible?

A: Yes.

Q: Is linen many times more expensive there?

A: Yes, and restricting its use to professional painters.

Q: Was linen also used for books?

A: Yes, Due to its strength, in the Middle Ages linen was used for shields, gambesons, and bowstrings; in classical antiquity it was used to make a type of body armour, referred to as a linothorax.